British national Laura Buckwell is a former news anchor for City7 TV, one of only two English language channels that covered UAE news in the country. Throughout her time, Laura has interviewed many high profile CEO’s, personalities, entrepreneurs and government bodies on a daily basis.
From the CEO of Emirates Airline and Group HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the UAE Minister of Economy, and Emaar’s CEO, Laura has met with some of the country’s elite. Other global figures include the former Australian Prime Minister the Honorable Bob Hawke, the CEO of Nestle Worldwide and the President of Armenia. Laura is also a prominent figure within the event industry and enjoys hosting high profile industry platforms, including the HR Summit and Expo, the Global Smart Energy Summit and Future Sustainability Summit to name a few. Awards nights are also a forte, from the BBC Good Food Awards to the Emirates Woman Awards, Laura continues to be booked for prestigious gala dinners, recognizing different segments of society and industry. Born in Brunei to British parents, well-travelled Laura enjoyed an expat upbringing in Malaysia, Nigeria and Holland before returning to the UK where after studying, she began her career in TV and production with the BBC and Endemol.